Feb
1
st
2024
First Avenue
Thursday
Feb
1
st
2024
First Avenue

The Great Northern presents

Broken Ice ⏤ Indigenous Sonic Salve from the North

with Nicholas GalaninAllison Akootchook Warden (aka AKU-MATU) • BizhikiJaida Grey Eagle • hosted by Kate Nelson

★ Local Show ★
Doors Open

6PM

Show Starts

7PM

Ages

18+

Tickets

$25

Broken Ice: Indigenous Sonic Salve from the North brings northern Indigenous bands to First Avenue’s main stage as part of The Great Northern 2024. The lineup, curated by Nicholas Galanin (Tlingit and Unangax̂), will feature Alaska-based multidisciplinary performer AKU-MATU (Iñupiaq); an expansive powpow performance by powerhouse group Bizhiki comprised of Dylan Bizhikiins Jennings (Bad River Ojibwe), Joe Rainey Sr. (Red Lake Ojibwe), and S. Carey, grounded within a visual landscape by Finn Ryan—followed by Galanin’s Sub Pop Records band Ya Tseen as the headliner with specially commissioned video work by artist Jaida Grey Eagle (Oglala Lakota). The evening will be hosted by award-winning Minneapolis journalist Kate Nelson (Tlingit).

Performers


Nicholas Galanin

Nicholas Galanin is one of the most vital voices in contemporary art. Born in Sheet’ka (Sitka, Alaska), Galanin is Tlingit and Unangax̂; he creates from his perspective as an Indigenous man....

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Allison Akootchook Warden (aka AKU-MATU)

Allison Akootchook Warden (aka AKU-MATU) is an Iñupiaq poet, installation artist, and performance artist and a tribal member of the Native Village of Kaktovik. In 2022, her poem “we acknowledge ourselves”...

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Bizhiki

The ethereal vocals and visceral drumming of Dylan Bizhikiins Jennings (Bad River Ojibwe) and Joe Rainey, Sr. (Red Lake Ojibwe) blend harmoniously into the contemporary soundscape multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer...

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Jaida Grey Eagle

Jaida Grey Eagle is an Oglala Lakota freelance documentary photographer currently located in St. Paul, MN.  She is a member of the Women’s Photograph, Indigenous Photograph, and 400 Years Project. Jaida...

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Hosted By


Kate Nelson

An Alaska Native Tlingit tribal member, Kate Nelson is an award-winning writer and editor based in Minneapolis who focuses on amplifying important Native American change makers and issues. She is currently the...

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Venue


First Avenue Mainroom

Since 1970

First Avenue is more than just four walls, a soundboard, and a stage; it is the epicenter of live music and entertainment in Minneapolis. Having celebrated its 50th Anniversary in…

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